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Results

The majority of the results will be released four weeks after the date of the written exam. Any remaining results will be released during the following two weeks.

INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES

Candidates have direct access to their results via the Cambridge English Language Assessment Online Results Service. Each candidate's personal timetable (sent approximately 3 weeks prior to the exam) will include login details and the date from which the results release period begins. Please note that candidates must retain their Confirmation of Entry until they have received their certificates.

SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS

All schools and institutions that register candidates as a group for Cambridge English examinations will be able to access their students' Statement of Results directly on the Cambridge English Language Assessment site for Preparation Centres.

As soon as we register your candidates you will receive an email from Cambridge English with your “Preparation Centre” ID and password.

Certificates

If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be available at the British Council's reception desk approximately one to two months after your results are released. If you wish to receive your certificate by registered post, please send a cheque for €7 payable to the British Council along with a photocopy of your Confirmation of Entry to our office in Paris. Please clearly indicate the name and address to which the certificate should be sent. 

If you registered through a school or institution ("Preparation Centre"), your certificate will be sent to your school, and your teacher will hand it to you.

The date from which your certificate is available is indicated on the Confirmation of Entry that you receive approximately three weeks before test.

Cambridge English Qualifications and the CEFR

Find out how to understand your Cambridge English Assessment result, and how it relates to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR):

Cambridge English Qualification English proficiency CEFR level
C2 Proficiency Upper advanced C2
C1 Advanced Advanced C1
B2 First Upper intermediate B2
B1 Preliminary Intermediate B1
A2 Key, A2 Flyers Elementary A2
A1 Movers Beginner A1
A1 Starters Beginner <A1

Learn more about how Cambridge English Qualifications relate to the CEFR.

Results and certificates for Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE)

You will receive a certificate from Cambridge English Language Assessment, showing your performance in each part of the test - Reading and Writing, Listening, and Speaking. 

For each part of the test you get one or more Cambridge shields (up to a maximum of five) so you could get a total of 15 shields for the whole test!

Young Learners results are issued approximately eight weeks after the date of your examination. Everyone who completes their test receives an award, which focuses on what they could do (not what they could not do). It gives them credit for having taken part in the tes. 

The date from which your certificate is available is indicated in the Confirmation of Entry that you receive approximately three weeks before the test. 

Extended certification

From March 2011, Cambridge English has introduced Extended Certification, which is aimed at giving many candidates additional credit for the language skills they have demonstrated in a Cambridge English examination. It also aims to help universities, employers and other organisations get a clearer picture of how candidates' results relate to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

For further information and sample certificates:

Results enquiries

If you feel that your exam was unfairly marked, Cambridge English has a vigorous and thorough Result Enquiry Procedure to ensure all components are checked and, if requested, re-marked. If you want to query your result, this must be submitted through the British Council on your behalf. 

Results Enquiry Procedure has two stages: 

STAGE WHAT IS THE ENQUIRY PROCESS? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? WHAT DOES IT COST?
Stage 1 A clerical re-check Approximately 10 days 25 €
Stage 2* A remark of all written papers** A2 Key and B1 Preliminary Approximately 4 weeks 78 €
Stage 2* A remark of all written papers** B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency Approximately 4 weeks 118 €

*To request a Stage 2 enquiry, a candidate must have received their results and completed Stage 1 of the Results Enquiry Process.
**Please note that this process does not apply to any Speaking test component.

All requests for Stage 1 must be received within 10 working days of the results being released. All requests for Stage 2 must be received within 10 working days of the Stage 1 results being released. 

If you wish to submit an enquiry on your results, please complete and send the request form below to the Exam Service. Please contact us at exams@britishcouncil.fr for more information.